if you haven't already, run, don't walk to your nearest bookstore; click "add to cart," not "add to wishlist," right now, to get tina fey's bossypants. i'm by no means the world's most loyal tina fey fan, but i couldn't ignore all the attention the book was getting, the fact that she's a fellow uva grad, and, well, i was just curious.
i now literally can't put it down & my face hurts from smiling/laughing while reading. here's the other thing: she has you laughing, but there's also some real depth to this book -- there are some truly profound points that i won't soon forget in my own life.
to further convince you, here are a few of my favorite passages from the introduction (which is structured around reasons why you might have bought the book):
"If you are a woman and you bought this book for practical tips on how to make it in a male-dominated workplace, here they are. No pigtails, no tube tops. Cry sparingly. (Some people say, "Never let them see you cry." I say, if you're so mad you could just cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone.) When choosing sexual partners, remember: Talent is not sexually transmittable. And don't eat diet foods in meetings...
Maybe it's seventy years in the future and you found this book in a stack of jumo being used to block off the entrance of an abandoned Starbucks that is now a feeding ground for the alien militia. If that's the case, I have some questins for you. Such as, 'Did we really ruin the environment as much as we thought?' and 'Is Glee still a thing?'"